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be described as a flu epidemic. >> senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is live in ft. worth, texas, with what may be some good news. she has an early read on the new flu numbers that we're getting. elizabeth, what have you learned? >> the cdc every friday release the new flu numbers. i got an early look at them. as you said a little bit of good news. the flu activity in this country has gone down a bit. two weeks ago we were talking about 29 states having high levels of flu activity. now we're talking about 24 states having high level of flu activity. that is good news. now i want to talk about the numbers in a sightly different way. this gets confusing, so bear with me. we're seeing less flu in the united states, but it is spread out more. geographically it has spread out to more locations. so, to put that in terms of numbers, two weeks ago, 41 states were seeing widespread activity, meaning it was throughout various regions of their state. now 47 states say they're seeing flu in various regions of their state. so spread out more, but the actual number of people who are having flu
's the latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper. lori: hedge fund titan steve cohen is in davos, believe it or not at the world economic forum. you are surprised to hear that. melissa: i thought he had some issues. didn't think he would go over there. lori: they are at the headquarters in connecticut scrambling to stem the redemptions from the embattle hedge fund and answers questions from nervous investors about an sec investigation. what are they say? charlie gasparino has exclusive details. >> kind of interesting he is there. lori: what is he trying to do, gin up sympathy? >> he has gone in the past. there is incredible regulatory and prosecutorial interest in steve cohen and. there is wells notice. that means the sec's enforcement decision has recommended to the full commission they bring charges against the company. he personally is not mentioned in that wells notice but, you know, that is pretty dangerous stuff because the sec could theoretically shut shim down as a registered hedge fund which means he can manage his own money but can't take investor money. her
kerry's seat has been moved on since he moved on to secretary of state. william mo cohen. cohen will be on the job until a special election in june. it's the first time in history there will be two african-americans serving in the senate. the other is tim scott of south carolina. >>> and congress is expected to hold another so-called bipartisan date night when the president delivers the state of the union address next month. for the third-straight year dozens of lawmakers plan to break tradition by sitting with members of the opposing party. it's all to symbolize the importance of working together. >> i'm sure that's not awkward at all. >>> all right. coming up after the break, the man behind the manti te'o hoax. he comes clean in a very big way. >> yes. >>> plus, the developing story about the power of computer hackers. a major newspaper battles a major cyber threat. >>> and wrong place, wrong time. created quite a wild ride. >>> welcome back, everybody. the dow jones industrial average still has not hit that coveted 14,000 mark. in fact, it actually lost ground yesterday, than
't have to be as concerned. my colleague, elizabeth cohen is reporting, a person in the their teens, ended up dying. it's not to be an alarmist. this could be presented and if addressed earlier enough can be treated. doesn't mean rush to the hospital by any answer o means but know the symptoms and if they get bad, do go. >> dr. gupta, thank you so have. >>> for numbers on the job front. 371,000 people filed first-time claims last week. up $4,000 from the week before. this is the first unemployment report, by the way, of 2013. when it comes to ending gun violence, vice president joe biden, made it very clear, if congress doesn't pass new gun laws, the president could go it alone as in bypass congress, and issue an executive order. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders -- executive action that can be taken. weefbt decided what that is yet but we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is require. >> they took his words as a threat. saying it's tripping them of their second ahelpment rights.
medalist, sacha cohen. first this is "today" on nbc. >> announcer: "today" at the rink is brought to you by smucker's. with a name like smuckers, it has to be good. >> this morning on "today" at the rink, silver silver medalist sasha cohen joins us and will skate for us. good morning to you. >> good morning. it's freezing. >> it is. you should be used to that as a skater. >> this is a little bit below that. >> you've been busy since then, skating and other things. >> i'm attending columbia university, launched my own line of skates. promoting at nationals this weekend. and just busy. >> u.s. championships are this weekend. you are a former u.s. champion. anybody you have your eye on? >> ashley wagner is a strong favorite. she trained with my old coach and i'll definitely be rooting for her this weekend. >> tell me about this special, ba barry manilow is the inspiration? >> yes. never had such fun skating to a live artist. don't miss it. it's great. >> training for the olympics, but obviously this is something very important to you. >> i've been skating every day for years, which i love.
out nationwide. we will talk more about this flu and the spread coming up with elizabeth cohen in the next hour. >> is it too late to get a flu vaccine? >> never too late. >>> vice president biden revealing the white house is prepared to bypass congress to push through tough new gun control laws. that announcement coming hours before today's talks between biden's gun violence commission and gun rights groups, including the national rifle association. it is shaping up to be a long day for the vice president. later this morning he meets with sportsmen and wildlife groups. this afternoon it's representatives from gun owners groups, including the nra. tonight the entertainment industry weighs in on how violence in the media may be influencing the problem. when it is all said and done biden acknowledges his boss is prepared to use the powers of the presidency to enact his own comprehensive gun control plan. >> the president is going to act. there are executive orders, executive action that can be taken. we have not decided what that is yet. we are compiling it all with the help of t
correspondent elizabeth cohen has a special airing tonight on 25 shocking medical mistakes. and she joins me now. elizabeth, this is you know, it's trouble withing to say the least. >> it is trouble withing. it's not just a hypothetical. i did this special because of mistakes that had happened in my own family. so this can really happen to people and this new study out from johns hopkins puts numbers on it. take a look at these numbers because it makes you go, oh, my goodness. i don't think people realize this. wrong procedures, the wrong procedure is when you go in for a ton sellecktomy and they give you an appendectomy. that happens to 20 patients a week in this country. 20 patients a week have the wrong procedure. now, same number of patients, 20 patientses a week have an operation on the wrong body part. you go in to have your right knee replaced and they replace your left knee. wrong sided surgery. and in addition to 39 patients a week, they have tools surgical tools left in their body. and are sewn up. and yet you have to know these things going in so that you can be prepared. >> i mean, y
, but it is not 100% effective. christine christine cohen's entire family got the vaccine, but her 8-year-old son got sick anyway. >> as a mom i was very disappointed that he got the flu because i had to fight him tooth and nail to get the flu shot. >> reporter: still those who get the vaccine and get stick suffer fewer complications. ines ferre for cbs news, new york. >> a pretrial hearing for an alleged theater shooter james holmes is over. a judge is due to rule by tomorrow if there's enough evidence to rule a trial. it's still not clear if prosecutors will seek the death penalty. yesterday prosecutors showed killing pictures holmes took of himself before the massacre. teresa garcia reports. >> reporter: prosecutors showed the judge photos james holmes took on his iphone some just hours before the theater massacre. in one self-portrait, he had orange hair, black contacts, and a wild grin. another showed holmes stick out his tongue. there were photos taken inside and outside the theater, including an exit door like the one police say holmes propped open on the night of the at
after you see how many calories are packed into some popular restaurants. elizabeth cohen is live in atlanta. how many calories are we talking about? >> an enormous amount. in one dish, you're getting calories should you get in an entire day. i think americans expect fast food is high caloried. i think you don't get that even in a nice restaurant, sometimes you're getting even more calories. take a look at two dishes. this one right here is cheesecake factory he's bistro shrimp pasta. 3120 calories. >> did you say 3,000? >> yes. that's a 3. yes, you heard that right. and you're supposed to get about 2200 calories a day. so it's way more than you're supposed to have in an entire day. as a matter of fact, that one dish is the equivalent calorie-wise of 5 1/2 big macs. you would never sit down and eat 5 1/2 big macs, but that's what's in this dish. and let me show you another one. this is called veal porter house and crispy red potatoes and that has 2710 calories. again, more than you're supposed to have in an entire day. it is the equivalent of three pints of ben and juerry's ice cr
tv after words with guest host authors and play right janet langhart cohen. this week is dorian clayborne carson and "martin's dream" my journey and the legacy of martin luther king, jr.. in it he recalls his journey from teenage civil rights activist to his presence at the 1963 march on -- he includes encounters with the many leaders and organizers in the civil rights movement including stokely carmichael and the king family. it's about an hour. >> host: dr. carson thanks for joining me on after words. >> guest: it's my pleasure. >> host: your book, "martin's dream" is a memoir and a history book. in the book you talk about your personal journey and you are very candid about your life and you also cover new insights as a historian to the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr.. what prompted you to write the book this way? >> guest: well, i wanted to write about the martin luther king anniversary and 50 years of my life that came to light and his legacy and life coincides with my coming-of-age. so part of it was to move those two tasks. i felt my life have been connected to the kin
james brolinen plays a police sergeant who leads a group determined to bring down mickey cohen. >> after the aurora movie theater shootings last summer, the director scrapped a scene that depicted a shooting spree inside a theater. movie reviewer kevin mccarthy talked to josh brolin about the decision and how the cast reacted to shooting a new scene to replace it. >> you have to go back and actually reshoot a sequence, where is an actor of keeping the art form and story or having to do something because it is offensive. >> the decision comes from warner brothers. i think it was a very smart decision that they made because, you know, not even to bring so much attention. i don't like the idea of bringing more attention to what the guy did because of creating this iconic character whether it be columbine and ending up to time magazine and all that and doing that with this guy but also the similarities were so creepy, it was so kind of -- i've never quite seen anything like it that you just couldn't do it. i supported the decision fully and i like the new scene better. >> i love the line abo
widespread this epidemic has become? we're going to talk with elizabeth cohen at the top of the hour. would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite. a vitamin totally dedicated to your eyes, from the eye care experts at bausch + lomb. as you age, eyes can lose vital nutrients. ocuvite helps replenish key eye nutrients. ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. now that's a pill worth taking. [ male announcer ] ocuvite. help protect your eye health. >>> our starting point one month later, we're live this morning from newtown, connecticut, marking one month since 20 first graders and 6 staffers were gunned down inside the sandy hook elementary school. this morning we take a look at how the community is coping today and their plans to help prevent another tragedy. >>> then a flu especialpidemic widespread across 47 states with vaccines running low. where we stand and what you need to know to protect you and your family. >>> plus hollywood celebrates its own at the golden globe awards. we've got the surprises and the
-old boy is wondering how this common treatable virus could take the life of their son. elabeth cohen is joining us. she spent the morning with the family. elizabeth, how did this happen? >> reporter: wolf, it was such an emotional morning. i'm in front of the church that the family attends. mack was 17. that personified who he was. as you said, perfectly healthy. on december 21st he started feeling sick, a headache, a little bit tired. he had a fever but really no big deal and he was better in about two days and he then he felt fine for a while. and then a couple days later he started feeling bad again. his parents took him to a local hospital in the rural area they were in and they said he's got the flu and his kidneys are failing. they said, we have to get him to a bigger hospital. they put him on a helicopter and this is what max said to his mother as he was getting on the helicopter. >> one of the last coherent things he said, he looked at me and tears were rolling down his face. >> he was scared. >> he said, mom, i'm scared. i said, i know, buddy. i am, too. he said, mom, it's g
to the hospital. our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen joins us by phone from louisville, texas. we have you on the phone because we know you're working on a flu story about kids. give us a preview. >> it's a terrible story of a completely healthy 17-year-old boy who got the flu, you know, kids get the flu, it happens, but it did not, he got very sick, very quickly and unfortunately, he ended up passing away, and this is what sometimes happens with kids. kids can look completely fine, and in less than 24 hours, or about 24 hours later that child is on a respirator in the intensive care unit, and a lot of these kids are just completely healthy kids with no underlying health problems and we don't know why most kids are okay with the flu. they're sick for a little while and get better. some of them die, we just don't know why. >> is it too late to get a flu vaccine to protect our kids, to protect ourselves? >> it isn't too late. that's one of two things i'll tell parents to do, to be empowered parents. this is so crucial. one, get your child the flu shot. we heard that people are still
elizabeth cohen. that defies what a lot of people have thought in the past. what's the significance of this research? why is this? >> a lot of women and even some doctors think, hey, just take off the whole breast. a lot of doctors in the know will tell you, wait a minute. when someone's early stage breast cancer, stage one or stage two, lumpectomy plus radiation is the way to go. this study seems to support that. it suggests, it doesn't prove -- i don't want to use the p word. it suggests that having a lumpectomy and radiation is just as good or perhaps even a little better than having a mastectomy. >> i have a million more questions for you. i think the best thing would be for people -- you always say this -- ask your doctor first, right, elizabeth? >> ask your doctor what the options are. i've talked to so many women who have breast cancer and the doctor says let's do this. i say, well, did you ask him what other things you can do? there's almost always more than one option. if someone says i want to take your whole breast off, ask, what about a lumpectomy plus radiation? is that
of beverly hills talked about staking her dog jiggy to andy cohen's show "watch what happens live." >> jiggy was slurping from -- ice cube from a vodka tonic. >> andy cohen is a bad influence. >> jiggy was so jilled, he would fall asleep. >> he looks little hung over. >> jiggy is more of a social drinker whereas cleo drank for medicinal purposes. sometimes the only thing that helps is a little hair of the dog. thanks for watching. that does it for us. "early start" begins now. >>> america on ice. from the midwest to mid-atlantic, subzero cold causes misery and takes more li lives. >>> the right to fight. for the first time the pentagon will allow women in combat on the front lines. >> that's huge news. >>> a defiant north korea threatening more nuclear tests and calling the u.s. its sworn enemy. that breaking overnight. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start," i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. thursday, january 24th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's get started here. up first if you are still wrapped up in your blankets you may want to stay right where you are. >> do not mov
cohen joins us live from atlanta. all of the talk this morning. what are exactly the dangers of these drugs? >> let's talk about where these drugs come from and why people use them. let's start with human growth hormone, mentioned in the story. human growth hormone is something we all naturally have. made basically in our pituitary glands. what it can do, it can reduce fat and increase muscle mass. but some of the dangers are it can cause bone and muscle pain, diabetes and heart diseasor increase the chance you will get those. let's talk about testosterone, also mentioned in the story. testosterone, a hormone both men and women have. and some people say if you take it, you get bigger, leaner, stronger, and when you have a big workout, it enhances your recovery. makes it easier to recover. but here are some of the dangers. it can increase the chances of getting all sorts of things from sleep apnea to heart disease if a man already has prostate cancer, may grow that existing prostate cancer. >> like lance armstrong's case. is it illegal for doctors to give these drugs to athlet
to the clinton administration when president clinton invited william cohen, a republican to be defense secretary. then the obama administration, president obama asked robert gates, a republican to be defense secretary. then there was leon panetta. and now another republican, chuck hagel. what's wrong with democrats being defense secretary? >> right. actually, just as an historical footnote, roberts used to be a republican. you know, i think that there's a sort of feeling that each one of these can be justified. i think president clinton and cohen had a good relationship, as does president obama and senator hagel. in gates' instance, that made a lot of sense. so much was going on that you didn't want to have an immediate change in the defense. but that is true, that it looks like democrats always want to appoint republican secretaries of defense. also if you look at the history of the independent councils, they have almost all been republicans. and as a democrat i sometimes get frustrated, too. we can't find an independent council in our own party. i can understand the frustration but the preside
, cheryl cohen greene around this time after the sundance film festival. >> my job is to help a person who is not sick or broken, just like all of us, myself included, to have a better understanding of their sexuality. we don't get a lot of good training and conversation when we are growing up about it and a lot of people come to their sexual feelings and desires from a sense of shame and embarrassment. >> for some viewers, i have to ask what is the difference between what you do and the oldest profession? >> well, my intention is very different. my intention is to not have clients come back. it's an education process that can be a lot of fun and it can be anxiety-provoking which is good because we work with the therapist around the anxiety that might be happening during our sessions. the focus is to help a person go out into the world feeling much better about who they are so they can share that with another person. >> i want to talk about the film. we mentioned the film based on your experience counselling this one man in particular. this poet, mark o'brien who got polio with a child and
anti-aging group. elizabeth cohen is in atlanta for us this morning. tell me a little bit more about these peds and exactly what the risks are for the players and what they could make them do. >> right, soledad there's a whole array of peds, performance-enhancing drugs. the miami report mentioned several but two, human growth hormone and testosterones. so let's go over both of those. human growth hormone is something that is natural that human beings naturally have, it helps kids to grow and the advantages or at least what some athletes would tell you the advantages are is that it reduces fat and increases muscle. however, the potential dangers are bone and muscle pain, diabetes and heart disease, testosterone also something obviously that's natural, both men and women have it. when you take extra testosterone, some athlete also tell thaw it also increases muscle mass, makes you smaller and makes it easier -- makes you stronger and makes it easier for to you recover after a big workout, but the potential dangers, sleep apnea, heart disease and also if a man already has prostate cance
. >> silver linings playbook. donna, bruce cohen. >> zero dark thirty. >> lincoln steven spielberg and kathleen kennedy producers. >> les mis. >> life of pi. >> amor, nominees to be determined. >> django unchained, stacy chair. >> and argo. ben after flack >> somebody tell him he can unclench his teeth now. brian, i love you. please join us at the oscars sunday february 24th to find out who will take home the oscar. >> now i know what i need to do is see all those good movies. >> we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the big hot pastrami melt. we perfected the pastrami sandwich -- filled with hot, juicy pastrami, pickles, yellow mustard and bubbly melted cheese. all piled-high on our signature freshly baked bread. made hot, toasty and just for you. and don't be afraid to put your spin on this deli style deliciousity -- add your favorite ingredients, like spicy jalapeÑos or crisp green peppers. get to your local subway and taste some perfect pastrami today! subway. eat fresh. >>> from furnishings and jewelry. this weekend, more than 40 dealers of
nominees for 2012 are "beasts of the southern wild wild". >> "silver linings playbook." donna, bruce cohen and jordan producers. >> "zero dark 30" producers. >> lynn con, steven spielberg and katherine kennedy producers. >> "les miserables" producers. >> life of pi, producers. >> "amour," nominees to be determined. >> "django unchained," stacy, reginald and pilar producers. >> and "argo," grant, ben af fleck and george clooney producers. >> "argo" has been nominated. somebody tell cranston, he can unclench his teeth now. brian, i love you. please join us at the oscars, sunday february 24th to find out who will take home the oscars. >> congratulations to all the nominees. all right. the nominations and "django unchained"'s chief correspondent and director for the hollywood reporter. good morning to both of you. "lincoln," no surprise. 12 nominations there. you were surprised, two movies we're hearing about, "amour" in two major categories nominated, as well as beast"beasts of the southern wild". >> those are two movies that made great gains today. "beasts of the southern wild," and wallace
, like when william cohen. can you compare when william cohen was nominated as a republican by a democratic president as opposed to senator hagel? >> we've heard republicans say that chuck hagel ceased being a republican several years ago. they were concerned when he voted against -- remember, he voted against the iraq surge. he was against it. he differed from the bush administration on a number of things and i think a lot of republicans feel that he sort of left the party a while back. >> brian: jennifer griffin at the white house for a very good reason. news secretary of defense is going to be nominated today. thanks. >> gretchen: another controversial issue was general mccrystal. remember over in afghanistan he was leading the charge there and he gave an interview to the rolling stone magazine. in that, there were many revelations about how he felt about president obama and his administration. subsequently, mccrystal did resign. >> brian: i will say this, he was never quoted, criticizing the administration. others were saying that's how he felt. but he never blamed anybo
cohen's sap capital could be bracing from the big hour of squawk. you can't afford to miss this next deal in congress. it's going hit your take home pay line by line. it's more money than you might have thought coming up at 7:00 eastern time. what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> welcome back to "squawk box" this morning. u.s. equities at this hour, we have red arrows. dow off about 11 points this morning. the nasdaq off 1.5 points. s&p 500 marginally off about a point this morning. sap capital telling business employees and parter ners it's bracing for employee withdraw. the journal says this is amid intense regulatory scrutiny of alleged insider trading at sac. worth noting, only around 6 billion comes from outside incident investors. the rest is his money. clients have unti
to the vaccine being given out nationwide. we'll talk much more with elizabeth cohen in our next hour. >>> no charges will be filed against the driver of a parade float that collided with a freight train in texas in november. four people were killed and a dozen injured. the parade honored military veterans. investigators say the float entered the train crossing and the gate then came down. >>> so some italian americans are reportedly upset at "time" magazine's latest cover that shows governor chris christie in a mug shot-like pose and there's this headline that says "the boss." "time" magazine is owned by our parent company. even chris christie took issue with this cover. he suggested it made him look like a mafia boss. he also joke eld that it made him look like tony soprano and may have damage eld his relationship with bruce springsteen because he stole his nickname. >> i assumed it was like he's supplanting bruce springsteen. >> he's a huge springsteen fan. >> i thought that, i thought he runs the republican party, the state of jersey, i did not think mafia. >> most people -- i don
health danger? elizabeth cohen has the signs to watch out for. elizabeth? >> brooke, kids are especially vulnerable to the flu. and parents really need to be vigilant. i spent the day yesterday with the mom who got her son help in the nick of time. darius carr is so sick with the flu, he's in the hospital. he could have died if not for the quick thinking of his mother. robbie carrie was keeping a close eye on her son at home. he didn't seem all that sick, then suddenly wednesday night -- >> he could hardly breathe. he was, you know, gasping for, you know, breath, and that was real scary because i thought he was going to pass out at any minute. >> reporter: robbie immediately brought her 7-year-old son to the emergency room. it is just a short drive away, but by the time they got there, darius was incoherent. how did you feel in your heart when your own son didn't know who you were? >> you don't want to think the worst, but as a parent you can't help it. >> reporter: the flu had struck darius hard. his asthma making it even worse. doctors had to give him oxygen. looking for red flags like
mob boss mickey cohen. josh plays the hero. >> this is one of my favorite movies. i collected all of the burger king cups. i was obsessed with it. so, that was my entrance into the gangster picture. >> seems like the lady doesn't want to talk to you. >> what lady? she is just one of mickey's pro skirts there, pal. >> where is it? where is it? >> reporter: you met with some of his family members in reparation, right? >> right. >> what did you learn from that? that he was a greater man than me. one of the importance of the movie, is that the character have a better narrative. he didn't need convincing. he was all-in right away. >> reporter: the film was scheduled to be released last year, but was delayed after the aurora, colorado, tragedy, because it contained a sequence that contained a theater shooting. director ruben fletcher cut the scene. >> it was the best sequence in the movie, without question. the day it happened, he wouldn't even dream of keeping it in. >> reporter: shot on location in l.a., the director said even the ever-present paparazzi didn't affect the very focused
husband. in 1996 i recall senator bill cohen approaching me, along with senator mccain, to help sponsor a burma sanctions bill. sanctions were put in place in 1997 and only loosened in july of this year. senator mcconnell later became one of aung san suu kyi's chief advocates in the senate, and we continue to work on behalf of the people of burma. in 2003 following an assassination attempt, senator mcconnell and i worked to pass an important ban that remains in place today. an effort to bring about further reform. and i must say burma is extremely lucky to have a champion like aung san suu kyi. in the face of violence, intimidation, harassment, she has never wavered from her principles or ceased her push for democracy and human rights. she celebrates the release of political prisoners, including approximately 90 released this week. but she remains true to those who remain behind bars, a number estimated to be around 200. this woman sacrificed many years of her life to bring about these changes. she is truly an inspiration to the world. you are so well deserving of this congressional gol
the sasha baron cohen thing going. we'd love to hear from you. >>> mary thompson has more for us. >> shares of western digital, top performer in the s&p 500 right now. just up over 4%. it reports earnings tomorrow. today getting a bit of a lift from an addition to the portfolio of storage products for small and medium size businesses. again, this is coming off a nice run for a lot of these storage companies, since november. some optimism on earnings as well. the rival sea gate technology reporting strong sales. a positive forecast when it reported earlier this month. back to you guys. >> thanks a lot, mary. the when we come back, the coo of las vegas sands on the state of gaming and the bets his company is making overseas. we're back in a minute. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct shouting, bell dinging ] ...you'll bust your brain box. ♪ all on thinkorswim from td ameritrade. ♪ >>> good morning. welcome back to los angeles to the wor
of weeks. >> elizabeth cohen, thank you for that. appreciate it. >> thank you for bringing my home medical history on tv it was great. >> well, you shared it. it was really nasty too, folks. >> it was bad enough the first time. now we share it with america. >>> top trends on cnn.com. a murder mystery that turned washington, d.c. upside down. 2001. it was nuts. i was there. a brand new development in the chandra levy murder case. defense attorneys want a retrial. prosecutors withheld important information about a witness. we don't know which witness was involved, but defense attorneys say the government already had the information during the trial. 30-year-old ingmar guandice is serving a 60-year sentence after being convicted of murder. >>> crocodiles on the loose? are we going to see them. it's in south africa. some 1,500 crocodiles escaped from a reptile farm after it was flooded. half have been recaptured. one was located 75 miles away on a high school rugby field. one of the country's largest river, and now there are apparently a lot. >> a crocodile outbreak in south africa. >>> first
cohen to kind of explain this. i remember covering this story when he first fell into a coma and there was a lot of questions about whether or not he would be kept alive or taken off life support. what do they mean when they say he has responded to some of these things? what does that mean? >> i think they're intentionally using a vague word. it's not responding in the way that i'm responding to your question. it's not sort of that level. >> yeah. >> i spoke to a different israeli -- another israeli doctor who treated him. i'm going to quote his phrases. you have to do that in this situation. it is so specific to each individual patient. he said there was some kind of consciousness, some kind of processing was going on. that was the way he explained it. so let me give you some examples of what they did. dr. friedman sort of alluded to it a second ago. >> sure. >> they would show mr. sharon pictures of houses he wouldn't know, just random houses and theld then they would show him a picture of his own house. areas of his brain lit up that didn't light up with the random houses.
, they need amazon. i still -- listen, kim cohen on last week, still a good story. the real estate investment companies have not been amazon, so to speak, because there are still a lot of new players that want to come in. amazon is just a phenomena. and so many people bet against it. and it has been a terrible bet. >> even with sales tax being paid in many jurisdictions. it was a concern for so long, but it doesn't seem to -- >> it was a bear. >> we should point out before we get to bob pisani, lumina shares down about 9% this morning. the chairman saying at -- roach, excuse me, which we knew had made a hostile bid afforded by lumina last year. that laroche saying they had no interest at this point in pursuing that acquisition. you may recall, those shares rallied sharply towards the end of the year on a french newspaper report that at the time i said i was completely unfamiliar with anything going on there -- >> you said, don't trust it. which was a great call. >> thanks. >> do not trust it. >> it did move the stock up a lot. a lot of that and more being taken out today on that news on i ill
. >> we're going to continue this conversation. coming up cohen and company voice chairman thomas strauss is going to join us to discuss what he's expecting from the markets in 2013. plus how is small business feeling about the state of the economy? national federation of independent business is going to be releasing its latest survey and we've got chief economist to break down those numbers. at 1:45, the aflac duck was brought in with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared informati
will publish a book because -- >> that's right. >> you and google idea director jerry cohen are publishing a book called "the new digital age." can you give us an idea or preview on what the book is going to cover? i presume some of the things you have been talking about. >> we sat down over the last 18 months, traveled around the world and talked to people about where they thought technology was going and more importantly, how society would adapt to it, and we came to the end of the book with a very optimistic view of this. a simple way of thinking about it, let's go back to the economist. it covers dictators, economic problems, corruption, technological innovation, health care issues and general sort of things. >> and google occasionally. >> last week. >> yes, we were on the cover and covered us as well. so let's go through each of those. how to you solve the back dictator problem? you empower the simpsons. unless the dictator is willing to some out down the internet and shoot everybody can they're getting desperate enough to do, it puts a real check and balance, even china which is cert
to the ceo of cohen and company about a possible extension of america's debt limit. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> welcome back to "squawk box." four dow components reporting earnings this morning. all four are on the move. insurance company travelers earned 72 cents a share for the fourth quarter. that was much better than estimated of 14 cents. earnings were helped by a significant increase in underwriting margins and many times we give travelers earnings and scratch our head sometimes. sometimes they're low. sometimes they're high. but the stock price has been a thing of beauty to behold. dupont earned 11 cents a share, excluding certain items. and now it's four cents above estimates. it's 2013 thought look is also indicated higher. verizon reported fourth quarter profit of 38 cents a share. >> but this is where -- >> that was below 50 -- >> the
. is this what america wants? joining us for debate is stephan haste and sally cohen. he had also use big words. sit along by him on "special report." do you think that president obama is trying to undo reagan's legacy? we heard him talk so much about reagan when he was running for president, how much he looked up to him what did had on his mind something like where president reagan. president obama could make liberalism safe for america. could spread the gospel progressive values just as president reagan did with conservatism. i think it's working. to the extent that he is committed to doing it i think it's working. we remain a center right country. >> charles, do you agree with charles krauthammer and stephan hayes? this seems to be the moofl president obama is making or was it there all along. >> i'm confused as to which ronald reagan we are talking about. ronald reagan was the guy who gave amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants. raise taxes 11 times. and supported the brady gun violence bill. so there is is that ronald reagan. then there is the ronald reagan sort of fictional ronald
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